Animal-to-Human Diseases On The Rise In Africa, UN Health Agency

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Diseases transmitted from animals to people in Africa have jumped 63% in the last decade, compared with the previous ten-year period, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) analysis released on Thursday.

 According to WHO it’s a worrying sign the planet could face increased animal-borne diseases like monkeypox, Ebola, and coronavirus in the future.

There has been a 63% rise in the number of animal diseases breaching the species barrier from 2012 to 2022, as compared to the decade before.

WHO announced that it will hold an emergency meeting next week to assess if monkeypox should be declared a global emergency.

– Allafrica

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